Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Biggest Sewing Project Ever

The most important sewing project I have ever tackled is underway. I am redesigning my wedding dress and my mother's wedding gown into a new dress for my daughter. The wedding is in July . . . just weeks from now.

I made my dress in white cotton eyelet in the late 70s. It was not a difficult pattern to follow and not too challenging for me at the time. My mother's dress was made from ivory satin and was created in the late 30s. It is an amazing gown, but no one in the family was ever as small as my mom was when she got married (a 17" waist) so it has never been worn in a wedding again.

My eyelet wedding dress (and my mom) in the late 1970s. 

My mother's late 1930s wedding